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Holiday Hours

The Sternberg Museum of Natural History will be closed the following days for the holiday season:

  • Thanksgiving Day (November 23)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31)
  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
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Hiring for Sternberg Science Camps

Elementary Camps Instructor

Description
The Sternberg Museum of Natural History is hiring an experienced science education professional for the job of Lead Instructor for its 2018 elementary science day camps. These camps focus on topics in the earth and life sciences, and are meant to engage students in a fun, informal learning atmosphere. The instructor will work with the Sternberg Museum Education Director to build on previous camp program activities, and create new lessons and activities.

Each program contains a ~$200 budget for materials. With nine elementary camps total, there is a budget of approximately $1,800 available to facilitate these programs. All material purchases are made through the Sternberg Education Department.

The instructor will have 1-2 program assistants to help manage students, run activities, and engage with program content. All organization and content-including materials, print jobs, lesson objective outlines, etc must be completed by May 31st, 2018. Printings can be done at the Museum prior to camps beginning. A shared Google Drive folder will be available to store and organize digital materials and organizational outlines for the programs. Once the summer camps begin on June 3rd, the Education Director will have far less availability to assist with program design and materials purchase.

Camps run from 9am-3pm. Staff are expected to be onsite at the Museum by 8am to set up materials.

Instructor Duties
1) Supervising of no more than twelve elementary school-age students per camp program; 2) Organizing materials for lessons and activities prior to the programs; 3) Content delivery to students; 4) Working with the Education Director to design and organize lessons and activities for each camp program; 5) Maintaining a safe, positive learning environment for all students in the camps; 6) Answer student questions during lessons and activities; 7) Act as a positive role model for students; 8) Greeting students + parents/guardians in the lobby to sign in students when they are dropped off; 9) Meeting parents/guardians in the lobby at the end of the camp to sign students out. 10) Mitigate, address, and otherwise deal with student behavior concerns. Protocols for addressing behavior concerns will be provided in advance by the Education Director. 11) Other necessary duties relevant to the execution of the camps not specifically listed in this advertisement, relevant to program quality and student well-being.

How to apply
Applicants must submit a one page cover letter outlining their interest in the position, an up to date CV/resume no longer than two pages, and three professional references. All FHSU Sternberg Museum hires must undergo a formal background check as part of the hiring process.

Application Deadline
All application materials must be turned in by Wednesday, December 20th. Notifications for interviews will go out no later than December 27th.

Pay
This position pays $2,000.00 distributed over two 2-week state of Kansas pay periods.

Dates
Week 1: June 18th, 20th, & 22nd
Week 2: June 25th, 27th, & 29th
Week 3: July 9th, 11th, 13th

Please contact Education Director David Levering with questions about this position.

Email: DALevering@FHSU.edu
Phone: 785-639-5249

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Brian Jarvi’s African Menagerie

The backstory of AFRICAN MENAGERIE consists of a calculated subtext intended to dramatize the urgency of the moment to save not just the great iconic species of Africa, but also wildlife across all of our shrinkingly-diverse enironmentally-threatened planet.

In Brian Jarvi’s African Menagerie, a museum tour produced by David J. Wagner LLC, “seven large panoramic panels form a sweeping, grand panorama of the African savannah and the animal kingdom contained therein.” Jarvi’s work was featured in an article by Todd Wilkinson written for the MAHB Art Blog: Wildlife Art as a Rallying Cry in a Time of Mass Extinction. You can learn more about African Menagerie through the exhibition prospectus.

The tour will be taking African Menagerie to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History at Fort Hays State University in Kansas from October 1- December 21, 2017. From there it will continue on to museums in New Jersey and Ohio.